Call to Artists: Tigard Art Weekend Applications Due 5/10/23

Artist Registration Application

Monday, May 15 – Sunday, May 21, 2023

IMPORTANT DEADLINES: All application materials due by Wednesday, May 10, 2023 by 11:57 pm

Event website: 2023 Tigard Art Weekend

The Tigard Downtown Alliance is seeking Artists, Illustrators, Photographers, Musicians, Painters, Metalsmiths, Dancers, Jewelers, Potters, Authors, Sculptors and other artists and artistic performers! Come join us for the 2023 Tigard Downtown Art Walk!

You are invited to participate in the Tigard Downtown Alliance annual ArtWeekend Festival happening May 18-21, 2023 in beautiful downtown Tigard. The ArtWeekend Festival is a multi-faceted community art festival that includes art displays, artist demonstrations, performances by local musicians and performers, refreshments, and children’s hands-on activities and showcases artists of all mediums, all experiences and renown. With multiple activities for attendees to interact with art and the people who make it, this event is growing and reaching expanded audiences. This is an exciting opportunity for you to share your passion for art and your creative endeavors.


  • Featured Artist Paired w/a Local Business – $30
  • Artist Seller in the Pop-up Art Market on Sunday, May 21st – $25
  • Participate in BOTH and get a discount! – $45

Submit your application HERE


  • May 15 – 21: Art Displays
  • May 18 – 21: $25 Sale / 3 pm – 6 pm & the Duration of Pop-up Sunday
  • Fri, May 19: Artist Reception / 4 pm – 7 pm
  • Sat, May 20: Artist in Action / 10 am – 3 pm
  • Sun, May 21: Pop-up Art Market / 9 am – 1:30 pm

LOCATION: Tigard Downtown
Primarily Main, Burnham & Commercial Streets, and streetside businesses and public spaces and the Farmers Market at Universal Plaza.


  • Are paired with a local business which will display up to (3) pieces of art for the week of Tigard Downtown ArtWeekend event, May 15 – 21.
  • May sell displayed art (no commission charged) but please leave sold art in place until the close of the event on 5-21-23.
  • Will include art pieces in the juried contest – winners receive a prize.
  • Will be hosted on Friday evening, May 19, from 4 pm – 7 pm by their partnered business for the Artist Reception.
  • Will participate in the Artist in Action activity Saturday, May 20 from 10 am -3 pm. Create your art near your partner business and engage with the public as they stroll through Downtown. You are welcome to sell additional art pieces during this time (no commission charged).
  • All participating artists must apply and be accepted by May 10. Space is limited and walk-ins will not be accommodated.
  • Featured artists will be eligible for the People’s Choice Award as voted by event attendees.
  • Voting will take during the art walk as event attendees visit art displays in the partner businesses.
  • Art sold at the partner business location, Artist Reception, and Artist in Action are not charged commission (it’s all yours!)
  • In advance of the event, Artist will coordinate with their partner business for onsite art display (install before Monday, May 15 and removal after Sunday, May 21.)
  • Participation fee $30 (non-refundable) is payable with application.

Artist Reception – Friday, May 19, 4 – 6 pm
Location: Symposium Coffeehouse – 12345 SW Main Street, downtown Tigard.

  • Featured Artists! This is your time to mingle and get to know each other.
  • You can connect with your peers before we head into the official start of ArtWeek.
  • Artists will set up by 4 pm and remain on site until 6 pm.

Artist in Action – Saturday, May 20, 10 am – 3 pm
Location: Outside your partnered Downtown Business

  • Each Artist will be located outdoors near their partner business.
  • Your 10’ x 10’ spot will be preassigned.
  • Artists will provide your own tent, materials and supplies as well as any additional display materials for their area.
  • NOTE: We do not provide display supplies, materials or equipment. We provide the ground space.
  • Limited utilities are available IF requested in the application and IF you receive confirmation from ArtWeekend.
  • Artists should bring your owns items to process payments.
  • Several ATMs are located on Main Street.
  • Participation fee $30 (non-refundable) is payable with application.


  • All participating artists must apply and be accepted. Space is limited and walk-ins will not be accommodated.
  • Artists will arrive with saleable art for pop-up May 21 between 7-8 am and install in your assigned display space.
  • You will provide your tent and table. You will need to provide all other materials and supplies.
  • We will provide marked assigned location. Additional details in confirmation after application process.
  • Participation fee $25 (non-refundable) is payable with application.


Yes, this is a request for more of your work. However, this is a little different. We are holding a $25 Art Sale – It’s not a raffle, auction, or prize, but rather your donated work that will be sold for $25. It will be displayed anonymously, remaining in place until the end of the event on Sunday when the purchasers collect their new art and learn whose art they will proudly add to their collection!

  • The $25 Sale is a fantastic opportunity for the public to discover art.
  • The $25 sale features works by budding artists, local talent and artists of notable fame.
  • All works are priced at $25 on a first come first served basis and are displayed anonymously.
  • Purchased art remains in the gallery, still anonymous, until the end of the ArtWeekend event.
  • When buyers pick up their new treasures, they discover the artist!
  • This creates an opportunity for the public to buy the art that speaks to them – for a great price.

Here are the promotional details:

The Downtown Tigard Art Walk Presents the $25 Sale
May 19-21, 3 pm – 6 pm Thurs, Fri and Sat, Sunday during the pop-up
Location: ArtWeekend Temporary Gallery inside Symposium Coffeehouse

Why should you participate?

  • There is no extra charge to participate.
  • You can submit as many pieces as you like.
  • You will be expanding your audience.
  • Your work will be displayed with pieces from other artists, a variety of mediums and styles.
  • The buyer of your work will be buying what they love!
  • You will be supporting emerging artists. By displaying your art among that of others, including some from art
    students, you are helping them realize their artistic dreams.
  • You and your work will be participating in a little mystery, a little adventure, a little suspense!

We sincerely thank you for considering our request!


1) Select the ticket for the part(s) of the event you want to participate in.

– Featured Artist Paired with a Business
– Pop-up Art Market Artist Seller
– BOTH: Featured Artist & Pop-up Artist Seller

2) After adding the ticket to your cart, answer all questions and review the Terms & Conditions before paying.


  • Artist Online Registration Applications are due by Wednesday May 10, 2023 by 11:57 pm.
  • All supporting application materials must be received via email or post mail by Wednesday May 10, 2023 by 11:57pm.
  • All applicants will be reviewed by the ArtWeekend panel.
  • Accepted artists will be notified and provided participation details on May 12, 2023.


  • All artists must submit a short biography and 3 – 4 examples of your work either via web link or by post mail with a demo CD.
  • If you want to be a featured artist paired with a business, please email photos of the specific piece you will be submitting to be juried. Your application will
    not be reviewed until the photos have been submitted.
  • Please use the following email when submitting additional application materials:
  • If submitting additional application materials by post mail, please use the following address:

2023 ArtWeekend
Tigard Downtown Alliance
12345 SW Main Street
Tigard, OR 97223


In the event of a sell-out, a waitlist is generated. Reopened spaces will be made available to the waitlisted vendors on a first-come first-served basis. You will be notified via email of an opening. You will have 24 hours to claim that reopened space.


All application submissions are final once payment is submitted. Your application ticket is non-refundable.


We reserve the right to refuse vendors.


Please note: While we are optimistic and planning a successful and vibrant in-person ArtWeekend week with a full slate of events, we will follow all state and local guidelines regarding safety protocols.

Tigard Downtown ArtWeekend is hosted by the Tigard Downtown Alliance. All proceeds from the Tigard Downtown ArtWeekend are directly reinvested in the event.


  • Watch the forecast – we are a rain or shine event.
  • There will be a photographer on site taking photos for event promotion.
  • Please watch for updates on Facebook and at the website.
  • You will receive additional details with your confirmation.
  • Promote the event through your social media channels, this supports everyone!

Tickets non-refundable.